Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics)
Publish date: April 29th 2003
Pages no: 409
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
I'm familiar with many Jane Austen stories, but this is the first time I've successfully read one of her novels. Years ago, surely eight or nine years now, I made a very lackluster attempt to read Mansfield Park, but I gave up within a mere ten pages. My heart just wasn't in it at the time. More so ...
After their father dies and leaves pretty much everything to their older half-brother, the three Misses Dashwood and their widowed mother have to find a new place to live, which isn't exactly easy with the meagre income they have. After some searching, a cousin of Mrs. Dashwood's offer them lodging ...
Do you ever just read a book and you say to yourself why in the hell did I start reading this? Do I hate myself today? Do I just not want to read good books? And for me to go down that road with a beloved classic...sigh.I felt the same way reading this book that I did reading The Catcher in the Rye....
This was the first Jane Austen novel I ever read, and it retains a special place in my heart because of that. Well, not entirely because of that. To be honest, it deserves a special place in my heart entirely on its own merits, and I always debate between this and Northanger Abbey as my favorite o...
Hmmm. So Sense and Sensibility wasn't quite what I expected. There's something kind of different about it from the other Austen novels I've read so far (Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Northanger Abbey). I think in general there's less of a sense of permanence to the characters--where the o...
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